W. Amos Abrams Collection

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Field Recordings

Welcome to the Dr. W. Amos Abrams Field Recordings Collection. Most of these ballads and songs were recorded and transcribed by Dr. Abrams and feature singers from across Western North Carolina. Many of these recordings begin with an introduction by Dr. Abrams and provide context for the song.

The recordings are listed in alphabetical order by song title and are nested within alphabetical groupings. For several songs multiple variants are listed, each providing a unique version of the song. To view a complete list of the contributing performers, click here.